Iron Scroll Edging
This wrought-iron scroll edging from Plow & Hearth creates a formal barrier around flower beds, at once protecting and visually complementing your plantings. Powder coated to prevent rusting, the edging uses a locking-ring system to achieve curves and corners. Available from Plow & Hearth; $69.95.
Grand View Fence
These natural-looking composite 'stones' come with built-in wire anchors to fix them in place. Each set includes 14 stones of assorted shapes and sizes, enough to cover 10 linear feet. Available on Amazon; $169.95.
Wood Lawn Edging
This fungus- and termite-resistant natural-wood edging is built to last. Though anchored to the ground with metal stakes, the edging is flexible enough to mold around small beds and tight angles. Available on Amazon; $63.95 for 20 feet.
Classic Willow Edging
This decorative woven willow edging is a stylish alternative to ordinary rubber edging products. Its short stature and natural, rustic appeal makes it perfect for pairing with ground covers and smaller plants and shrubs. Available on Amazon; $75.98.
These red bricks offer the advantage of a secure and tight-fitting ball-and-socket design. Each brick is 12 inches long and designed to be low-maintenance with permanent, weather-resistant color. Available at The Home Depot; $503 for a pallet.
Made from sturdy, powder coated flexible steel, EverEdge appeals with its casual, country garden look. Lengths are interlocking for seamless installation and come five to a set, totaling 16 linear feet of edging per package. Available on Amazon; $114.90 for 16.25 feet.
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Undulating Garden Border
Made from a combination of recycled polyethylene and wood fiber, this edging comes in curved sections enabling you to easily create an undulating garden border. The composite wood grain timbers are durable, rot-free, and color-fast, and they come with joint connectors and finishing sleeves. Available at FrameItAll.com; $89.99 for 16 feet.
Poured concrete molds easily into any design you desire—from curves to corners—around rock gardens and flowerbeds. Then there’s durability to consider: Not only is concrete one of the strongest materials around, it’s virtually maintenance-free. Just look at this project with Quikrete's Crack-Resistant Concrete Mix, which is fortified with synthetic fibers to greatly reduces the risk of the border cracking. Available at acedhardware.com; $7.59.
Make Your Own!
Living on the Edge
A landscape edging project doesn't have to take a lot of effort. There are lots of easy edging options that will set your garden beds—and your yard—apart from the rest.
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